Spider-Man may have his cemented place in the Marvel Universe, as well as his place at Sony Studios over the past 10 years, but it’ll be Venom taking on an on-screen adventure of his own in the next Spider-venture. News broke recently from Sony, revealing that the 2017 line-up for a Spider-Man movie will follow Venom as the center character of the story instead of another iteration of Spider-Man. It is a good move for Sony to place more stock in an underutilized, fan-favorite character than trying to create another interpretation of a Spider-Man origin story, which has already been done twice. Venom is known to be the counterpart of Spiderman in Marvel Comics, the two are in no way duplicates of each other but they share a lot of the same qualities. Venom has most commonly been incarnated via the character of Eddie Brock, alongside Peter Parker as Spider-Man, both characters have been reporters for the Daily Bugle, as well as both being vigilante heroes, and taking upon the Venom Symbiote willingly to become physically stronger.
Venom(2017) will probably see more comic-book fans eager to view a more loyal adaptation of Venom than the one presented in 2008’s Spiderman 3, played by Topher Grace. Topher Grace has done great things in television and film media but his portrayal as Venom wasn’t his best play to date. However, Topher Grace’s portrayal as Venom could be used as an example for what Venom(2017) needs to avoid. The new Venom movie must be adapted to showcase underutilized characters of the Marvel Universe,within the confines of Sony’s Spider-Verse, alongside Venom characters such as Carnage or even Anti-Venom should show up some point Or an even better development for the film, could see the main character taking on ‘a’ Venom but not the titular anti-hero we’d expect to see. Sony could be making consistent adjustments to the Venom script before it’s completion, one change that would definitely bring fans in would be the inclusion of two Venom characters in one the same film. Not saying there won’t be a hint of confusion at first if the two Venom, or even more symbiotes are introduced in Venom(2017) but the difference in character personality could make the differences notable to fans, even with similar symbiotic characters existing alongside one another. The manner in which two Venom could exist in the same Spider-Verse could come from two sources. One source for these characters to exist on-screen together would be separate, symbiotes coming from the same source as Venom(i.e. alien species).